Reid: We'll Wait for Brown to Be Seated

He also floats the idea of using budget reconciliation
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
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Posted Jan 20, 2010 4:02 PM CST
Sen. Harry Reid.   (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
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(Newser) – Harry Reid took any remaining suspense off the table today, making clear that the Senate won't try to rush a health care bill through the chamber before Scott Brown is seated. “We’re going to wait until the new senator arrives until we do anything more on health care," said Reid, whose remarks are in sync with the wishes of President Obama.

Reid also said Democrats would consider using the controversial maneuver known as budget reconciliation to pass the bill with 51 votes, which Politico notes is a reversal from his previous stance. “I’ve said that reconciliation is one of the things we need to look at,” said Reid. “No decision has been made.”

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